World Golf Rankings: Men's and women's top 10

World Golf Rankings: Men's and women's top 10

Keep up to date with the top 10 players in both the men's and women's games with the golf world rankings

The Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) is a system used to rate the performance levels of male professional golfers. It was first introduced in 1986 and is endorsed by the four major championships and six professional golf tours, these are the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

How are the World Golf Rankings calculated?

The system used to calculate the rankings can be confusing.

Golfers receive points based on their performance and the quality of the event that they are playing in. Points remain on a player’s tally for two years but are reduced on a sliding scale of 13 weeks so more recent success carries a greater weighting.

A player’s points tally is calculated by dividing the number of points by the number of events they have played in over the two year period with a minimum of 40 events needed to obtain a ranking. The World Golf Rankings are updated every Monday.

Men’s World Golf Rankings: Top 10

After Dustin Johnson’s missed cut at Augusta, Justin Thomas could have regained top spot with a win at the Masters. Hideki Matsuyama’s one-shot victory moved him up to World No 12.

At the other end of the scale, Rickie Fowler has fallen out of the top 100 for the first time since he entered it back in 2010.

World No 1: Dustin Johnson

World No 2: Justin Thomas

World No 3: Jon Rahm

World No 4: Collin Morikawa

World No 5: Xander Schauffele

World No 6: Bryson DeChambeau

World No 7: Patrick Reed

World No 8: Tyrrell Hatton

World No 9: Webb Simpson

World No 10: Patrick Cantlay

  • Visit the Official World Golf Rankings website for more

Women’s World Golf Rankings: Top 10

World No 1: Jin Young Ko

World No 2: Inbee Park

World No 3: Sei Young Kim

World No 4: Nelly Korda

World No 5: Danielle Kang

World No 6: Lexi Thompson

World No 7: Brooke Henderson

World No 8: Minjee Lee

World No 9: Hyo-Joo Kim

World No 10: Nasa Hataoka

  • Visit the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings website for more

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